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Pair of Polish Folk Dolls

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Title

Pair of Polish Folk Dolls

Subject

Polish; Highlander; Gorales; folk costume; traditional costume

Description

Twin pair of dolls, male and female. Bodies made from wood. painted pale skin color. Female doll has blond hair braided in back and has a bright green skirt with floral pattern, white blouse and red vest with embroidered design. A long red ribbon is pined to the front of the vest. She has a red beaded necklace. Male doll has black hat with red and white along the top half. Dark hair. White vest with embroidered flowers in front. White pants. Red ribbon inside of vest.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Circa 1990s

Contributor

Michael Knopf; Gift of Chris Seidman

Format

20 inches high
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Type

Still Image

Abstract

Pair of Polish Costume Folk Dolls. The costumes are traditional to the Gorals highlands of southern Poland. The distinctive floral ornamentation on the man’s trousers is representative of the Podhale region. Both dolls have hands outstretched as if about to begin a dance. Lack of markings indicates handmade origin. Production date likely early 1990s.

MLA Citation

Unknown, “Pair of Polish Folk Dolls,” Student Digital Gallery, accessed January 24, 2022, https://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/student/items/show/13157.